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Conveyancing in Ripon Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 18/01/17

Ripon data:

Ripon's nearest station is Thirsk. Ripon's nearest airport is Leeds Bradford Airport.

The neighbouring hospital for Ripon is Ripon Community.

Q.

Please confirm the cheapest fee for a £715,000 property? We are trying to find fixed rate conveyancing.

A.

This catches out many homeowners, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted, and many conveyancers purport to offer so-called cheap conveyancing quotes, but extra charges may increase the final invoice. Any disbursements to be paid should be included on a conveyancing quote Additional fees found in terms and conditions should be fair. Our quotes clearly state the solicitors' fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.

Q.

Can Ripon former industrial site topsoil still be contaminated?

A.

Ripon's local area has a history of contamination from agriculture or industry, like much of the UK. Various bodies hold data on land contaminants affecting Ripon, including local authorities.

Q.

How much will the searches cost?

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With a Homeward Legal solicitor, Ripon conveyancing clients are expected to pay no more than £249 for searches. Searches are paid out to a 3rd party, and are not included in a quote for solicitor's fees.

Q.

If we are purchasing in the parish of Norton le Clay, should we order a chancel search?

A.

A property lawyer may suggest a chancel search. Through some parish councils have taken the decision to charge chancel repairs on the current owners of land subject to chancel liability, there is no way to be certain that a parish where chancel repair fees have not been paid previously will continue to be unaffected.

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Does the conveyancing solicitor in Ripon advise me on the risk and history of floods in the Ripon area for a Fifties house we are going to purchase?

A.

A conveyancer will carry out official environmental searches, which include Ripon flood risk area data. An inexpensive thorough flood search, such as the Landmark search, could possibly be recommended by your Ripon conveyancing solicitor if in the event that the enviro. search reveal a flood risk.

Q.

Will the fixtures and fittings include things such as fixed towel rail?

A.

Chiefly, fixtures are permanently fixed to walls, floors or ceilings and fixtures can be more easily removed. Your solicitor will request the agreement of a fixtures and fittings form to avoid such disputes and will save considerable frustration later.

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Should I get a building survey for our property purchase?

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It is suggested that most purchasers order a home buyer survey. It is a fact that there are many defects that will impact a property. These include subsidence and failed double glazing, and these will not be addressed by your conveyancing solicitor.

Q.

I have found an increasing number books all about doing the legal work yourself for example Conveyancing Handbook by Frances Silverman. That being the case, do I want to use a Ripon lawyer ?

A.

There are no arguments why you cant apply this approach and carry out the legal and technical work without the help of Ripon lawyer. In reality however, a conveyancing solicitor handles a large array of functions e.g. drafting contracts and checking the lease many of which are more safely handled with appropriate adequate training. More importantly have a go conveyancers are not covered by sufficient indemnity cover that all legal firms are required to be covered by.

 
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